About us

Starting the 14th of August we can be found at our new address:

http://eruditus-ong.com/german-courses-zurich

 

 Eruditus Language School is a small friendly school which offers personalized, immediately practical and socially relevant language study programs only in small class settings. (4 to 8 people)

Our Language Classes are founded on the idea that languages must be experienced in order to be fully understood.  We truly believe that learning a language is achieved through hands-on, real world practice, not just done through a book. That is why our programs are structured into small and engaging classes in which students interact while mastering the four skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

At our school we are passionate about getting to know each person who walks through our doors and we do our best to create a warm and personalized classroom experience. That is what makes us different!

Here you are not just a learner; you are part of a family.

 

Our Educational Goals:

  • To provide high-quality language instruction with a student-centred teaching methodology.
  • Passionate, professional, and encouraging teachers and staff.
  • To provide individual and personalized attention in a small classroom setting to meet the goals and expectations of our students.
  • To provide a warm and welcoming environment that is conductive to an interactive learning environment.
  • To provide a wide variety of activities that inspire our students to apply their learned language in the real world.


As ‘seeing is believing’ we are waiting for you for a free trial lesson!

What we offer
  • Intensive, semi-intensive and private language lessons
  • Friendly atmosphere with teachers with University degree in Language teaching who are committed to creating a dynamic and positive learning environment
  • The possibility to find out your level by attending two different classes in order to choose the more suitable one.
  • Small groups – an average of 5 people – which makes learning extremely efficient
  • Practice oriented classes
  • End-of-the-week checks and feedback on your progress
  • Certificate of attendance at the end of the course with the number of hours and the level of language reached when the course finishes

 

Intensive courses – 2 hours per day- 40 hours per course (4 weeks)

Our most successful courses – A1 level:

By taking our A1 classes you will discover the pleasure of communicating in a new language from the very first week! The focus of class activities is placed on conversation practice so that learners can not only understand but actually use very basic grammar and vocabulary through elementary dialogues.  In this way students will gain basic knowledge useful to engage in simple conversations in daily situations such as: introducing themselves and others, greeting people, asking and giving simple information, numbers, time, finding their way etc. After taking these courses many of our learners succeed in getting a job.

 

Semi-Intensive Courses - twice or three times per week 1.5 hours per day

These classes are attended by people who already have a job and wish to improve their language skills mostly after work. They are designed for fast learners who manage to keep up with the requirements of the course in spite of being busy professionals.

 

Private Lessons 

Private Lessons are ideal for people who want to progress quickly,  need to improve a particular skill  (conversation, writing, grammar) or have to prepare for an exam. One-to-one lessons mean you have your teacher’s undivided attention and you can work at your own pace.They are adapted to focus on your own needs and difficulties.They are flexible and personalized. To achieve maximum progress, we evaluate your language level, analyze your needs, and set the objectives of training with you.

Semi-private lessons are also available if you are two or three learners at the same level and having the same objectives.

Levels of our courses:

A1 – 3 months (A1.1, A1.2, A1.3)

A2 – 3 months (A2.1, A2.2, A2.3)

B1 – 3 months (B1.1, B1.2, B1.3)

B2 – 3 months (B2.1, B2.2, B2.3)

C1 – only for private lessons

 

What do these levels represent? 

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is an international standard for describing language ability. It was put together by the Council of Europe and all important exams are mapped according to it.

A1, A2 - basic user;

B1, B2 – independent user;  

C1, C2 – proficient user.

A1:

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people they know and things they have.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

 A2:

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

 B1:

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

 B2:

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

 C1:

  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

 C2:

  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  • Can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.
Costs

 Costs for Intensive German and English courses - two hours every day:

  • CHF 500 per month 

 Costs for Semi-Intensive German and English courses:

  • CHF 300 per month - three sessions per week 
  • CHF 200 per month - two sessions per week

Private lessons

  • CHF 40 per hour per person - 3 people
  • CHF 50 per hour per person - 2 people
  • CHF 70 per hour per person - 1 person

                

Schedule

Starting the 14th of August we can be found at our new address:

http://eruditus-ong.com/german-courses-zurich

 

 

 

                            

     

German Intensive Courses, Zurich

 

 

Level A2.3   09:00 - 11:00 - Registration here (fully booked)

 

 

Level A1.1   08:30-10:30   -  Registration here 

Level A1.2   14:30-16:30   -  Registration here

Level A1.3   11:30-13:30    -  Registration here

 

Level A2.1   11:30-13:30    - Registration here

Level A2.2   14:30-16:30   - Registration here

 

 

 

German  Semi-intensive Courses, Zurich 

 

Level A1.1   18:00-19:30   - Mon and Wed Registration here

Level A2.1   18:00-19:30   - Tue and Thur Registration here

 

 

German Private Lessons

Levels A1 to B2

Free assessment test

Registration here 

 

English Intensive and Semi-intensive Courses, Zurich          

 

 

Level A1 - Registration here

Level A2 - Registration here

Level B1 - Registration here

Level B2 - Registration here

 

 

 

English Private Lessons

General English or International Exams

Levels A1 to B2

Free assessment test

Registration here 

 

Contact

Address: ZÜRICH, HARDSTRASSE, 301. 1st FLOOR

Our school can be reached:

  • by tram (number 4, 17 or 13 to Escher-Wyss Platz)
  • by train (Hardbrücke station)
  • by bus (33, 72 or 83 to Escher-Wyss Platz)
  • by walking  (20 min from Zürich Hauptbahnhof, 10 min from Limmatplatz)

Telephone number: 0041786848355 (09-19:00)

E-mail address: contact@eruditus-ong.com